You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408173541.00000009
Roles: Male (0) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

January 1945. Paris has been liberated. Christiane Renée Anne St Requier, an eccentric and acutely myopic Parisian waits at Gare Du Nord for a ticket to England to be reunited with her fiancé. While she waits, this gloriously irrepressible Mademoiselle recounts the story of her love affair with Cyril, a tongue-tied English teacher from Staffordshire.

From a chance encounter at Cheadle tennis club, Chrissy takes us on to cosmopolitan 1930s Paris before their inevitable separation by war; a separation which she hopes, today, will finally come to an end. A fond, comical and ultimately poignant portrait of one woman's experience of war.

Described by Lyn Gardner of the Guardian as ' Simple and heartfelt . . . feels like a real labour of love' You're Not Like Other Girl's Chrissy is a fond, comical and ultimately poignant portrait of one woman's experience of love and war.

Inspired by the real-life experiences of the author's grandmother Christiane, the play was performed at Christiane's retirement home in October 2010, after its premiere at the Edinburgh fringe in August the same year.

From Mess and You're Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Caroline Horton

ISBN: 9781408173510

Series: Modern Plays

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